Michael Silverstein focuses his practice on complex civil litigation, including false advertising, qui tam, and health care actions. His experience includes fact development and gathering, offensive and defensive discovery, preparing for offensive depositions and witness interviews, and conducting legal research.
Michael was a member of a team that obtained denial of class certification in a first-of-its-kind Lanham Act indirect competitor putative class action lawsuit brought against a bottler. He also participated in the deposition of the plaintiff in this case, which resulted in admissions that were key to the denial of class certification.
Michael maintains an active pro bono practice and was recently a member of a team representing a client in a Seventh Circuit habeas appeal. Jones Day argued that the client's mental handicap could constitute grounds for equitable tolling; the panel unanimously agreed in a published opinion. Michael is currently a member of a trial team working to obtain asylum for an individual in the United States.
- Case Western Reserve University (J.D. summa cum laude 2018; Order of the Coif; Symposium Editor, Law Review); University of Pennsylvania (B.A. in Political Science cum laude 2012)
- Judicial Extern to Judge Karen Nelson Moore, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit (Summer 2016)